Charlene Chigumira

Charlene Chigumira is passionate about health and social care.

Between June 2015-June 2016 she completed a placement year at GSK, designing an onboarding guide for the company’s consumer health division for all new employees globally.

She was selected as 1 of 9 Management trainees in the Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Management Trainee scheme where she was rotated as a project manager at Health Innovation Network, one of the UK’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks.

She has worked on a number of interesting projects which include successfully embedding PharmOutcomes software in Lewisham, saving the Lewisham Clinical Commisioning group £218,556 within the first 4 months. Other projects she worked on include a reassessment of the NHS 111* lines with London Ambulance Service, using Behavioural Insights to influence changes in catheter safety across South London and various Trust-wide HR projects as part of the Guy’s & St Thomas’ Trust CEO’s Diagonal Slice Team.

Charlene takes every opportunity to help others,offering free CV/cover letter reviews to her peers, speaking about her career at universities, and speaking to young people through organisations such as Founders4Schools.

When she is not working, she is delivering training to domiciliary carers, and using her skills to build websites and promotional material for home care companies within her Zimbabwean community.

She is a member of South East London Women’s leadership network, blogs regularly and is passionate about diversity and inclusion.

Charlene is now a Programme Manager at Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, supporting the planning and commissioning of cancer services within the region.